Internet Archive project helps restore millions of broken Wikipedia links

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The web, it turns out, is a fragile place. Companies, governments, educational institutions, individuals and organizations put up and take down sites all the time. The problem is that the web has become a system of record, and when links don’t work because pages no longer exist, the record is incomplete. With the help of volunteers from Internet Archive, Wikipedia has been able to recover 9 million broken links and help solve that problem for at least one knowledge base.

The Internet Archive captures a copy of as many websites as it can to build an archive of the web. If you know what you’re looking for, you can search their Wayback Machine archive of more than 338 billion web pages, dating


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